The Traffic Operations Section maintains all school zone flashers in the City of Topeka. School zone flashers are designed to provide a notification to drivers entering school zones of the reduced speed limit conditions during the flashing periods. The school zone flashers are powered either by standard electrical power or solar power panels, which flash standard yellow signal sections to notify drivers of the school speed limit conditions.
School zone flashers are installed based on the presence of schools, school pedestrian travel patterns, and roadway types based upon a traffic engineering review.
School zone flashers operate only during school days during the normal school year or summer school period.
Our Office Hours
The Traffic Operations Section office is open from 7:30AM to 3:30PM Monday through Friday.
For after hour's calls, leave a recorded message at 785-368-3913. To report emergencies or to request emergency underground cable locates after working hours, call the Topeka police Department at 785-368-9200.